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  1. Disappointing Results from Training? : By Ron Wolforth

    For most of us, one-size-fits-all programs and programming have always been an undeniable fact of life. We had a coach, mentor, or teacher who followed a specific philosophy, recipe or process and simply hoped for the best.   After all, most systems are better than no system at all, so we quietly accepted reality and moved forward.   We intuitively...
  2. How We Individualize Workload To Decrease Injury Risk And Maximize Performance Gains : By Randy Sullivan, MPT, CSCS

    To become an elite throwing athlete, you need to throw … a lot. Quick, off the top of your head, name me one skill in life where becoming elite at that skill involves … NOT DOING THAT SKILL. You want to be a great guitar player? Sure.  Here’s what you do …  Don’t play guitar too much. Save your bullets...
  3. August 2020 ENewsletter: By The Way, Have I Told You About Injuries This Year? : By Jim Wagner

    As also mentioned in last month’s newsletter, I said this would be the year of injuries. Remember? I said it enough times that some people even said to me, “Yes, you did say that, and your point?” Now, let me clarify something regarding all my talk about injuries. I may have written about it last month, but I’ve been telling...
  4. It’s Time For A Revolution in Throwing Rehab: By Randy Sullivan

    One night last winter my friend, Alan Jaeger called me with a major concern about the current state of UCL reconstruction post-operative rehabilitation and throwing protocols.  We talked for about an hour, and the discussion ignited a thought eruption that had been smoldering in my head for over 10 years. At the Florida Baseball Ranch® we train and develop high-caliber...
  5. Maximizing Your Off-Season Throwing: By Coach Flint Wallace

    I read a quote from Eric Cressey the other day, “The most important preparation for a successful OFF-SEASON is an effective IN SEASON training plan. You’ll never make optimal long-term progress if you struggle once a year to get back to the same initial starting point.”   He is inferring that the best way to make continual gains in strength...
  6. When It Comes to Arm Issues… By: Coach Ron Wolforth

    In the span of 30 days, we at the Texas Baseball Ranch® had conversations with two DI pitching coaches, two DII head coaches, one DIII head coach, and an NAIA pitching coach, all about the exact same phenomenon.   I thought it might be a perfect time to address this issue.   Here is a synopsis of what they all...
  7. Command, It’s Not Just for Breakfast Anymore – Part 2 By: Coach Flint Wallace

    (This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.  Part 1 gave an overview on the subject and presented the first two of six training options. If you missed Part 1, CLICK HERE to access to it.  In Part 2, the remaining four training options are covered.)   Variable Distance The Variable Distance is designed to work on making adjustments from pitch to pitch or...
  8. What program are you on, and does it really matter? By: Gunnar Thompson CSCS; NASM-CPT, PES, CES; CPPS

    I have some news for you: it does NOT matter what program you are on or following.  Don’t get me wrong, I used to believe the program that I followed was all that mattered. I was confident that the number of sets, reps, throws, and pitches were the secret sauce that would separate me from all others. I thought, if...
  9. Command, It’s Not Just for Breakfast Anymore – Part 1 By: Coach Flint Wallace

    (This is Part 1 of a 2-Part Series)   Command is a skill, and like any skill, we know it can be improved with the RIGHT type of training.   So, What is Command?   In my opinion, Control is the ability to throw the baseball in the strike zone.Command is the ability to throw the baseball where you want in the strike zone, and...
  10. Fire vs. Poise - By Coach Ron Wolforth

    Is it any wonder young athletes are confused, frustrated, hesitant and/or unsure? On one hand they routinely hear from their coaches, instructors and parents that it is absolutely imperative to do things with passion and emotion. They have to act with fire, fervor and enthusiasm. On the other hand, they are also continually exhorted to keep their heads about them...

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